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Friday, July 24, 2009

New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Shows Elvis before He Was “The King of Rock ’n’ Roll” - 7thSpace Interactive

New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Shows Elvis before He Was “The King of Rock ’n’ Roll” - 7thSpace Interactive - by Jennifer Schommer

“Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer,” a new Smithsonian traveling exhibition, presents 56 of these striking images and will debut at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles Jan. 8, 2009, Elvis’s 75th birthday.

Developed collaboratively by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Govinda Gallery, “Elvis at 21” will be on view at The Grammy Museum through March 28, 2010. Following its showing in Los Angeles, the exhibition will travel to museums around the country through 2013. “Elvis at 21” is sponsored nationally by the History channel.

“Elvis at 21” is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalog, titled “Elvis 1956,” available through Welcome Books. For more information, visit http://welcomebooks.com/elvis1956.

Located in Washington, D.C ., the Govinda Gallery exhibits one of the largest collections of music photography in the world. Over 30 years, the gallery has organized more than 200 exhibitions of many of the nation’s leading artists. It has featured Wertheimer’s work in several exhibitions, including his first major one-person exhibition in 1997. Visit online at www.govindagallery.com.

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